Supply Stores I Need Right Now

pirate supply store At 826 Valencia, one can buy pirate supplies, such as eyepatches, “Scurvy Begone” and more. I talk about it with Whitney Hoffman from time to time, and she bought me a shirt there as one of my birthday gifts (thanks, Whit!)

Today, I realize that I need a few different supply stores, and I think some of you are the right people to start the stores I need. Thus, here are the ideas. Please run with them, start the stores, build your business, and I’ll either be a patron, or I’ll buy you.

Supply Stores I Need

Ears and Minds- I need a shop full of people who use tools like Radian6, Scout Labs, Techrigy, Crimson Hexagon, and the others, and are completely amazing at what they do. This is a shop full of researchers who I can point and shoot on projects that deal with corporations and brands, where you’ll do all the setup, the thinking, the extrapolation, and the collation, and deliver actionable information on a regular basis.

Storyteller Farm – You sell content marketing packages, where you have a stable of amazing blog editors who can then find the right group of blogging talent per each specific project (you have to hire differently for each project), and then the editors guide these people along to create quality content.

Stat Hunters – When I come in, you have a sense of what I want already, but you ask me questions until you’re sure. I’m looking for a comprehensive collection of metric data per specific strategy need. I need more than pageviews, inbound links, and comments. I need all the various moving dynamics. You might use tools like Ripple6 or Brickfish to wrap around my content, but you also know how to find the other good stuff where it is.

Promotion Swarm & Co. – You know how to promote (without being that guy). You know how to rally a bunch of people and get them moving in the right direction to bring awareness that converts. (Oh yes, that last part is the tricky one. Who cares if people know about something. Does it convert?) I can do this kind of work myself, but boy, it’d sure be fun to have some hands out there ready to jump on when needed.

The Thing Is

As a bunch of you read this, you’ll think something like this: “I can do that. I’m exactly what Chris needs.” You’ll then email me and offer your services.

But that’s not what I need. I don’t need YOU. I need a STORE made up of people like you.

I need an organization who has put together their processes, who has it down to a jam band level of quality. I need execution teams who don’t want to charge people just to tell them they have to join the conversation. I don’t need someone to provide the vision while someone else does all the work. I don’t need willing hands to train.

I need supply stores. Armies. I need pirates who come complete with their own sailing ship, crew, and battle tactics.

And when I say this, I mean that these are businesses solo players could pull together that would help businesses. Because those are some of the things businesses need from us (by us, in this case, I mean folks mucking around with social software and making strategies into actionable business).

But is that how you’re thinking about it?

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  • KarmicAngel

    Dude, can I just say that I would LOVE to shop at the Stat Hunters Depot, and that I am more of a Ninja than a Pirate, but I respect your preference.

  • KarmicAngel

    Dude, can I just say that I would LOVE to shop at the Stat Hunters Depot, and that I am more of a Ninja than a Pirate, but I respect your preference.

  • KarmicAngel

    Dude, can I just say that I would LOVE to shop at the Stat Hunters Depot, and that I am more of a Ninja than a Pirate, but I respect your preference.

  • http://urbanconversations.com Andre Natta

    That’s what I’ve been thinking “it” could become. I’m also optimistic that the stores are ready to be stocked and perused. The last step is getting folks that are willing to work together. Luckily this world that we are part of is a little easier to connect in so maybe some of these stores don’t necessarily have to be centrally located – only loosely organized around the globe.

    Oh, the fun strolling the aisles of those stores will be…

  • http://urbanconversations.com Andre Natta

    That’s what I’ve been thinking “it” could become. I’m also optimistic that the stores are ready to be stocked and perused. The last step is getting folks that are willing to work together. Luckily this world that we are part of is a little easier to connect in so maybe some of these stores don’t necessarily have to be centrally located – only loosely organized around the globe.

    Oh, the fun strolling the aisles of those stores will be…

  • http://urbanconversations.com Andre Natta

    That’s what I’ve been thinking “it” could become. I’m also optimistic that the stores are ready to be stocked and perused. The last step is getting folks that are willing to work together. Luckily this world that we are part of is a little easier to connect in so maybe some of these stores don’t necessarily have to be centrally located – only loosely organized around the globe.

    Oh, the fun strolling the aisles of those stores will be…

  • Anonymous

    My company is a different type of store, but I’ll toss it to you because, you never know what you might need, right? We have an amazing group of workforce transformation professionals, but the process we use, and the software we’ve developed, would work on any type of process. You take a process or a workforce that exists. You create a model of it – what needs to happen, who does that work, how it’s currently done, what really needs doing, what is superfluous…what works, and what does not.

    You figure out how you want it to go…what you want to happen…what the desired outcomes are. We interview and poke and prod and find the best practices for every single outcome. We create web dashboards to monitor progress using a database back-end developed in house and a front end that is tailored to the client…

    Then we create the job aids and “path” to take them from where they are to where they need to be, monitor progress, create metrics and training, and help make it happen.

    We bring the awesome…in other words. Not exactly any of the above things you need, but sometimes you find a new store when window shopping.

    Dave

  • Anonymous

    My company is a different type of store, but I’ll toss it to you because, you never know what you might need, right? We have an amazing group of workforce transformation professionals, but the process we use, and the software we’ve developed, would work on any type of process. You take a process or a workforce that exists. You create a model of it – what needs to happen, who does that work, how it’s currently done, what really needs doing, what is superfluous…what works, and what does not.

    You figure out how you want it to go…what you want to happen…what the desired outcomes are. We interview and poke and prod and find the best practices for every single outcome. We create web dashboards to monitor progress using a database back-end developed in house and a front end that is tailored to the client…

    Then we create the job aids and “path” to take them from where they are to where they need to be, monitor progress, create metrics and training, and help make it happen.

    We bring the awesome…in other words. Not exactly any of the above things you need, but sometimes you find a new store when window shopping.

    Dave

  • http://www.davidniallwilson.com David Niall Wilson

    My company is a different type of store, but I’ll toss it to you because, you never know what you might need, right? We have an amazing group of workforce transformation professionals, but the process we use, and the software we’ve developed, would work on any type of process. You take a process or a workforce that exists. You create a model of it – what needs to happen, who does that work, how it’s currently done, what really needs doing, what is superfluous…what works, and what does not.

    You figure out how you want it to go…what you want to happen…what the desired outcomes are. We interview and poke and prod and find the best practices for every single outcome. We create web dashboards to monitor progress using a database back-end developed in house and a front end that is tailored to the client…

    Then we create the job aids and “path” to take them from where they are to where they need to be, monitor progress, create metrics and training, and help make it happen.

    We bring the awesome…in other words. Not exactly any of the above things you need, but sometimes you find a new store when window shopping.

    Dave

  • http://oddfellowstudios.com Shava Nerad

    If you find the storyteller store, tell them about me, eh? I would love to find a bunch of marketing/social media savvy, polymath peers.

  • http://oddfellowstudios.com Shava Nerad

    If you find the storyteller store, tell them about me, eh? I would love to find a bunch of marketing/social media savvy, polymath peers.

  • Shava Nerad

    If you find the storyteller store, tell them about me, eh? I would love to find a bunch of marketing/social media savvy, polymath peers.

  • http://www.essentialprose.com Zoe

    These are the seeds for one almighty garden. I’m thinking an organic co-op.

    I like Andre’s idea of a global web… of pirates? Gardeners? Ninja gardeners?

  • http://www.essentialprose.com Zoe

    These are the seeds for one almighty garden. I’m thinking an organic co-op.

    I like Andre’s idea of a global web… of pirates? Gardeners? Ninja gardeners?

  • http://www.essentialprose.com Zoe

    These are the seeds for one almighty garden. I’m thinking an organic co-op.

    I like Andre’s idea of a global web… of pirates? Gardeners? Ninja gardeners?

  • http://thelostjacket.com Stuart Foster

    Basically, I need to hitch on to someone or find someone willing to hitch onto me. I think I may have this in terms of a Promotion & Swarm Company (at least loosely), but I need some time to pull it together. This inspired me big time Chris. Thanks, I’m probably going to work 10x harder now :) and that is a good thing.

  • http://thelostjacket.com Stuart Foster

    Basically, I need to hitch on to someone or find someone willing to hitch onto me. I think I may have this in terms of a Promotion & Swarm Company (at least loosely), but I need some time to pull it together. This inspired me big time Chris. Thanks, I’m probably going to work 10x harder now :) and that is a good thing.

  • http://thelostjacket.com Stuart Foster

    Basically, I need to hitch on to someone or find someone willing to hitch onto me. I think I may have this in terms of a Promotion & Swarm Company (at least loosely), but I need some time to pull it together. This inspired me big time Chris. Thanks, I’m probably going to work 10x harder now :) and that is a good thing.

  • http://www.chilesadvertising.com Lawton

    Seems like everyone was inspired! I feel like the big firms need a large copy re-write of their benefits. Armies need to be strong but the public has to understand why they are needed and how they can make the message useful for immediate action on their part.

  • http://www.chilesadvertising.com Lawton

    Seems like everyone was inspired! I feel like the big firms need a large copy re-write of their benefits. Armies need to be strong but the public has to understand why they are needed and how they can make the message useful for immediate action on their part.

  • http://www.mobomediainc.com Jason

    Haha, Karmic Angel brought up the age old rivalry: Ninja vs Pirate! I had an awesome conversation with a cab driver in Vegas while I was at CTIA. The conversation was enlightening and we spoke of shops like the ones Chris mentions. These shops are the “new guard” as my taxi driver put it, comprised of agile new organizations full of people who get it. Over head is low, ego is are nill, creativity is at a phenomenal level. And the best part is they take risks! Calculated risks but they get out there and leap knowing the net will appear.

  • http://www.mobomediainc.com Jason

    Haha, Karmic Angel brought up the age old rivalry: Ninja vs Pirate! I had an awesome conversation with a cab driver in Vegas while I was at CTIA. The conversation was enlightening and we spoke of shops like the ones Chris mentions. These shops are the “new guard” as my taxi driver put it, comprised of agile new organizations full of people who get it. Over head is low, ego is are nill, creativity is at a phenomenal level. And the best part is they take risks! Calculated risks but they get out there and leap knowing the net will appear.

  • http://www.mobomediainc.com Jason

    Haha, Karmic Angel brought up the age old rivalry: Ninja vs Pirate! I had an awesome conversation with a cab driver in Vegas while I was at CTIA. The conversation was enlightening and we spoke of shops like the ones Chris mentions. These shops are the “new guard” as my taxi driver put it, comprised of agile new organizations full of people who get it. Over head is low, ego is are nill, creativity is at a phenomenal level. And the best part is they take risks! Calculated risks but they get out there and leap knowing the net will appear.

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  • http://www.eatmedia.com David Cutler

    This is your business model.

  • http://www.eatmedia.com David Cutler

    This is your business model.

  • http://www.hypermodernconsulting.com Thursday Bram

    I actually maintain a storyteller farm — though I hadn’t thought of it as such before reading this post. Instead, I’ve been selling it as a main component of the content marketing packages I sell: most of my clients have no interest in blogging, so I go out and find them the right blogger (and I have a couple of managing editors already on staff). Two of my editors insist that they’re ninjas, by the way — which makes for interesting business meetings when I’m in full on pirate-mode.

  • http://www.hypermodernconsulting.com Thursday Bram

    I actually maintain a storyteller farm — though I hadn’t thought of it as such before reading this post. Instead, I’ve been selling it as a main component of the content marketing packages I sell: most of my clients have no interest in blogging, so I go out and find them the right blogger (and I have a couple of managing editors already on staff). Two of my editors insist that they’re ninjas, by the way — which makes for interesting business meetings when I’m in full on pirate-mode.

  • http://www.eatmedia.com David Cutler

    This is your business model.

  • http://www.hypermodernconsulting.com Thursday Bram

    I actually maintain a storyteller farm — though I hadn’t thought of it as such before reading this post. Instead, I’ve been selling it as a main component of the content marketing packages I sell: most of my clients have no interest in blogging, so I go out and find them the right blogger (and I have a couple of managing editors already on staff). Two of my editors insist that they’re ninjas, by the way — which makes for interesting business meetings when I’m in full on pirate-mode.

  • Anonymous

    You make me nervous and put so much pressure on me.
    I don’t want to say the wrong thing. I don’t want to be accused of being “that guy”.
    But yet, I want to help and bring some value to your stores supply chain….
    I have resolved to press forward because extreme pressure yields the best education.

  • Anonymous

    You make me nervous and put so much pressure on me.
    I don’t want to say the wrong thing. I don’t want to be accused of being “that guy”.
    But yet, I want to help and bring some value to your stores supply chain….
    I have resolved to press forward because extreme pressure yields the best education.

  • http://www.party2point0.wordpress.com Bruce Christensen

    You make me nervous and put so much pressure on me.
    I don’t want to say the wrong thing. I don’t want to be accused of being “that guy”.
    But yet, I want to help and bring some value to your stores supply chain….
    I have resolved to press forward because extreme pressure yields the best education.

  • http://www.donaldlafferty.com/about Don Lafferty

    Look for my proposal next week, babe. Have a holiday…please!

  • http://www.donaldlafferty.com/about Don Lafferty

    Look for my proposal next week, babe. Have a holiday…please!

  • http://www.donaldlafferty.com Donald Lafferty

    Look for my proposal next week, babe. Have a holiday…please!

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  • http://sm2.techrigy.com Connie Bensen

    Hey Chris,
    I have a whole mall full of ‘Ears & Minds’ stores ready for you to shop at (ranging from boutiques up to department stores). At Techrigy, I’m creating SM2 Super Users on a daily basis. They’re absorbing my ninja skills for search setup, data gathering, analysis & reporting.
    Have your first mate, Colin, give me a holler as to what/where you need & I’ll connect you.

    Looking forward to seeing you at NewComm & Comm 2.0!
    Connie
    Community Strategist/Ninja, Techrigy
    @cbensen

  • http://sm2.techrigy.com Connie Bensen

    Hey Chris,
    I have a whole mall full of ‘Ears & Minds’ stores ready for you to shop at (ranging from boutiques up to department stores). At Techrigy, I’m creating SM2 Super Users on a daily basis. They’re absorbing my ninja skills for search setup, data gathering, analysis & reporting.
    Have your first mate, Colin, give me a holler as to what/where you need & I’ll connect you.

    Looking forward to seeing you at NewComm & Comm 2.0!
    Connie
    Community Strategist/Ninja, Techrigy
    @cbensen

  • http://sm2.techrigy.com Connie Bensen

    Hey Chris,
    I have a whole mall full of ‘Ears & Minds’ stores ready for you to shop at (ranging from boutiques up to department stores). At Techrigy, I’m creating SM2 Super Users on a daily basis. They’re absorbing my ninja skills for search setup, data gathering, analysis & reporting.
    Have your first mate, Colin, give me a holler as to what/where you need & I’ll connect you.

    Looking forward to seeing you at NewComm & Comm 2.0!
    Connie
    Community Strategist/Ninja, Techrigy
    @cbensen

  • Erica Binns

    For Stat Hunters, check out Spiral16′s Spark. It monitors the intertubes for buzz about whatever you need to know about – not just now, but in the past as well.

  • Erica Binns

    For Stat Hunters, check out Spiral16′s Spark. It monitors the intertubes for buzz about whatever you need to know about – not just now, but in the past as well.

  • Erica Binns

    For Stat Hunters, check out Spiral16′s Spark. It monitors the intertubes for buzz about whatever you need to know about – not just now, but in the past as well.

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  • http://robblatt.com Rob Blatt

    Actually, a lot of what you’re looking for could be done at a co-working facility. Walking into New Work City in Manhattan, I was floored with the skill set of the people who were working there.

  • http://robblatt.com Rob Blatt

    Actually, a lot of what you’re looking for could be done at a co-working facility. Walking into New Work City in Manhattan, I was floored with the skill set of the people who were working there.

  • http://robblatt.com Rob Blatt

    Actually, a lot of what you’re looking for could be done at a co-working facility. Walking into New Work City in Manhattan, I was floored with the skill set of the people who were working there.

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